Best Hygiene and Sanitation Practices for Good Health and Education Project is an initiative of Leading Women in Water and Technology
(LWWT) headed by Sophie Ngassa, Feka Parchibelle and Gabila Frank.
Bamenda in Cameroon. We strongly believe that training school children aged 9 to 11 including girls who have reached menstrual age and have periods, 10 sanitation prefects, 40 health club members and 10 school administrators and PTA members.
This project will reduce illness and mortality in school children thus reducing the number of children that are absent from school due to ill health.
It will as well improve lives of children in terms of safety, privacy and dignity by improving the livelihood, education and life chance of children and health of families.
From my personal observation working in my community of projects with youth especially young women, I noticed that Children fall ill and miss classes due to poor hygienic conditions.
Girls are absent from school during their periods due to lack of toilets and inadequate sanitation in schools. They bear the brunt of poor health and the security risks that arise when they are forced to look for corners to hide and defecate
The objective of this project is to reduce the causes of death and to promote best hygienic and sanitation practices in primary schools for good health and good results in schools providing lifesaving skills significantly contribute in upscaling WASH through capacity building on:
The use and maintenance of latrines, hand washing method, personal hygiene
Date(s) - 19/11/2017
7 h 00 min